6.01.2008

Theme Day: My Favorite Corner Store

June's theme day in the City Daily Photo community was a bit different for me. My favorite local corner store is the theme, but I found myself in search of a favorite. There was a couple I visited growing up as a child, but nothing really stood out to me as a favorite. Or the ones I do remember are no longer a corner store or have been torn down. This posed a challenge. I was passing through the East Side neighborhood last month when this place caught my eye. I made several visits here when I was over at my cousin's house, which is on the same block as this corner store. The very aged sign says the name of the store is called 'Blue' for some reason that name doesn't ring a bell. It may have been called something else when I was much younger, or my cousin called it something else. I just can't recall right now.

Stop by the other cities participating in the June theme day via the links below the photo. Do remember that there are timezone differences between the other cities. Or you can head over to the portal page to see a thumbnail view of blogs that have posted their corner store photo.


Adelaide, Australia, Afyonkarahisar, Turkey, Albuquerque (NM), American Fork (UT), Anderson (SC), Ararat, Australia, Arradon, France, Ashton under Lyne, UK, Aspen (CO), Athens, Greece, Auckland, New Zealand, Austin (TX), Avignon, France, Barrow-in-Furness, UK, Barton (VT), Belgrade, Serbia, Belgrade, Serbia, Bellefonte (PA), Bicheno, Australia, Bogor, Indonesia, Boston (MA), Brookville (OH), Bucharest, Romania, Budapest, Hungary, Budapest, Hungary, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Canterbury, UK, Cape Town, South Africa, Cavite, Philippines, Chandler (AZ), Château-Gontier, France, Chateaubriant, France, Cheltenham, UK, Chennai, India, Chennai, India, Chicago (IL), Cleveland (OH), Coral Gables (FL), Corsicana (TX), Durban, South Africa, Edinburgh, UK, Evry, France, Folkestone, UK, Forks (WA), Fort Lauderdale (FL), Gainesville (FL), Geneva (IL), Glasgow, Scotland, Greenville (SC), Gun Barrel City (TX), Hamilton, New Zealand, Hangzhou, China, Haninge, Sweden, Helsinki, Finland, Hobart, Australia, Hyde, UK, Hyde, UK, Jackson (MS), Jefferson City (MO), Jogjakarta, Indonesia, Katonah (NY), Knoxville (TN), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Kyoto, Japan, Larchmont (NY), Las Vegas (NV), Le Guilvinec, France, Lisbon, Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal, Lodz, Poland, London, UK, London, UK, Los Angeles (CA), Mainz, Germany, Manila, Philippines, Melbourne, Australia, Memphis (TN), Menton, France, Mexico City, Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico, Minneapolis (MN), Minneapolis (MN), Misawa, Japan, Monroe (GA), Monte Carlo, Monaco, Montego Bay, Jamaica, Monterrey, Mexico, Moscow, Russia, Mumbai, India, Mumbai, India, Nancy, France, Nashville (TN), Nelson, New Zealand, New Delhi, India, New Orleans (LA), New York City (NY), New York City (NY), Norwich, UK, Oklahoma City (OK), Orlando (FL), Oslo, Norway, Owasso (OK), Paderborn, Germany, Paris, France, Pasadena (CA), Pasadena (CA), Perth, Australia, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia, Petoskey (MI), Pilisvörösvár, Hungary, Port Angeles (WA), Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Port Townsend (WA), Portland (ME), Posadas, Argentina, Prague, Czech Republic, Rabaul, Papua New Guinea, Ramsey, Isle of Man, Reykjavik, Iceland, Riga, Latvia, Rotterdam, Netherlands, Rouen, France, Saarbrücken, Germany, Saigon, Vietnam, Saint Louis (MO), Saint Paul (MN), Salt Lake City (UT), San Antonio (TX), San Diego (CA), San Francisco (CA), San Francisco (CA), Seattle (WA), Seattle (WA), Selma (AL), Seoul, South Korea, Sequim (WA), Sesimbra, Portugal, Setúbal, Portugal, Singapore, Singapore, Sofia, Bulgaria, Springfield (IL), Stavanger, Norway, Stayton (OR), Stockholm, Sweden, Stouffville, Canada, Subang Jaya, Malaysia, Sunshine Coast, Australia, Sydney, Australia, Sydney, Australia, Sydney, Australia, Székesfehérvár, Hungary, Tacloban City, Philippines, Tel-Aviv, Israel, Terrell (TX), Terrell (TX), The Hague, Netherlands, Tokyo, Japan, Torino, Italy, Torun, Poland, Torun, Poland, Toulouse, France, Turin, Italy, Twin Cities (MN), Urayasu, Japan, Victoria, Canada, Vienna, Austria, Wailea (HI), Wassenaar, Netherlands, Wellington, New Zealand, West Paris (ME), West Sacramento (CA), Weston (FL), Willits (CA), Yardley (PA)

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14 Comments:

At 6/01/2008 2:41 AM, Blogger ~tanty~ said...

It looks like many of local shops here. I posted quite similar photo :)
Happy theme day!

 
At 6/01/2008 3:01 AM, Blogger Ham said...

Interesting how there are no windows - of course, that makes for more selling space, I suppose.

 
At 6/01/2008 3:24 AM, Blogger babooshka said...

Favourite or local, for some it is the same place.

 
At 6/01/2008 5:25 AM, Blogger Abraham Lincoln said...

That even looks like a corner store. I like it.

 
At 6/01/2008 6:32 AM, Blogger Andrée said...

That is an odd name, but it looks like a great place!

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At 6/01/2008 8:08 AM, Blogger Kate said...

Looks like a perfect "up North" resort shop, doesn't it?

 
At 6/01/2008 9:52 AM, Blogger Chris said...

The first thing I noticed was that there were no windows. interesting.

How's your weather??

For theme day, I'm showing a bit of my former store (since it fits the bill) if you're interested. . .

 
At 6/01/2008 10:15 AM, Blogger Small City Scenes said...

The ol' corner store--not many left. Good post. MB

 
At 6/01/2008 10:25 AM, Blogger Mo said...

Nice choice.

 
At 6/01/2008 10:49 AM, Blogger Jim said...

I like this shop. I bet the place use to have windows. Does it have bells on the door to announce customers?

 
At 6/01/2008 3:43 PM, Blogger Sonia A. Mascaro said...

Nice architecture! I guess it is a traditional shop...

 
At 6/01/2008 4:26 PM, Blogger Chuck Pefley said...

Corner stores seem difficult to find these days in the US, at least something that can be called favorite. Nice post today.

 
At 6/01/2008 9:29 PM, Blogger Kim said...

Slinger, With the snow back there weathering things the way it does, maybe that sign isn't at old as it appears and it has changed names since your childhood days :-). I'm surprised that I'm all the way to the "T's" in our list of blogs and no one has posted a photo of a 7-11 yet. I would have thought that the predominant "corner store"/convenience market anywhere in the USA.
-Kim
Seattle Daily Photo

 
At 6/01/2008 10:07 PM, Blogger Neva said...

I like your corner store....Blue or not.

 

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